Washington, D.C., January 9, 2020: SUMMARY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today through a Federal Register notice that it is implementing the online H-1B registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions. Registration Dates The H-1B petition registration period begins on March 1, 2020 and is expected...

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2020: The Second U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Manhattan, NY, decided today to maintain an injunction preventing the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing its new public charge rule. The new public charge rule dates from October, 2019. The public charge rule...

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Washington D.C., Dec. 19, 2019: The House of Representatives and the Senate have approved legislation that extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until September 30, 2020. The extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program does not include changes to the program’s requirements. The USCIS Regulations that...

Washington, D.C. – December 11, 2019: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced on December 6, 2019, that it will implement the electronic online registration system announced in its Regulations from January 2019. This system had been suspended until now. The key problem had been the...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- December 10, 2019 —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced new policy guidance implementing two decisions from the attorney general regarding how two or more DUI convictions affect good moral character (GMC) requirements and how post-sentencing changes to criminal sentences affect convictions and...

Washington D.C., December 5, 2019: Ignacio Donoso, Managing Partner of Donoso & Associates, LLC spoke recently on a national webinar intended to prepare employers for the up-coming 2020 H-1B cap season. Key points from the presentation include: New Priority for Drawing H-1B Lottery Starting from the April 2019...

Washington D.C., November 27, 2019: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced today that it has amended the Form I-924A Annual Certification by Regional Center to accord with the new EB-5 Regulations that took effect on November 21, 2019. Form I-924A is required to be filed annually...

Washington D.C., November 26, 2019: The new EB-5 Regulations went into effect on November 21, 2019. Here is what you need to know: 1. What are the new minimum EB-5 investment amounts? For any visa petitions filed on or after November 21, 2019, the new minimum capital investment...